Park Life

REEVE, Hester, BECK, Alison, CHEESEMAN, Matthew, EVANS, Caroline, LEVENE, Bob, PARAGREEN, Jonathan, SCHRODER, Arne and SPENCER, Sarah (2014). Park Life. In: CHEESEMAN, Matthew, (ed.) No picnic : explorations in art and research. Sheffield, University of Sheffield, Centre for English Cultural Tradition and Language, 54-63.

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This publication documents a ten month long research project which put science based researchers together with artists. The project began at Furnace Park, a site for interdisciplinary work in Sheffield, which was used throughout as a means of thinking about 1. Empathies between artistic and scientific research, 2. The relationship between academic work and its usefulness in the public realm and which served ultimately as a site to rekindle the relationship between intellectual productivity and play for the participants. I contributed various comments, images and a visual essay "Park Life" to the publication (incorporating classical images of parks and documentation of contemporary protests in parks with selected quotation from "Self-experience in the theme park of radical action? Social movements and political articulation in the late-modern condition" by Ingolfur Blühdorn (European Journal of Social Theory, 2006)

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Research Institute, Centre or Group - Does NOT include content added after October 2018: Cultural Communication and Computing Research Institute > Art and Design Research Centre
Departments - Does NOT include content added after October 2018: Faculty of Science, Technology and Arts > Department of Art and Design
Page Range: 54-63
Depositing User: Hester Reeve
Date Deposited: 20 Oct 2017 10:44
Last Modified: 18 Mar 2021 15:47

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